A Wing Commander posted at the National Cadet Corps (NCC) office in Jorhat, Assam, was found in the officers' mess with his throat slit. He was immediately rushed to the local military hospital where his condition is stated to be critical.
Sources said Wing Commander Hemant Mesery, squadron commander of 51 Assam, was found with his throat and arms slit in mysterious circumstances at his residence on Wednesday morning by Group Commander (Jorhat) SK Sinha and was rushed to the local hospital.
The matter has been reported to the NCC headquarters in Shillong and the military police is investigating the case.
Jorhat NCC office was in the news recently after it was found that defence funds worth lakhs -- which had been sent by the Centre for promoting NCC activity in the Northeast -- had been reportedly embezzled by some officers.
Besides, the NCC headquarters, the CBI and Meghalaya CID have already launched an investigation into the 'pocketing' of funds by NCC officers in the past few years.
The incident, however, has sent shock waves in the entire North Eastern NCC offices, with the local officers apprehending foul play, the sources said.
The officer's wife, Anupreeta Mesery resides in New Delhi along with their two sons. The NCC headquarters have informed the family about the incident and Mesery's wife is expected to arrive at Jorhat on Thursday.